Cuilapan y Zaachila

This side trip takes us into the heart of Oaxaca state to the villages of Cuilapam and Zaachila. Note that quite often in Spanish the n and the m are substituted so you may see an alternate spelling of the former as Cuilapam. For more information on either of these sites please follow the links.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuilapan_de_Guerrero

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_de_Zaachila

Zaachila is known for its wonderful market as shown in this YouTube video –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtAk7RkD9Jc Another highlight here is the dance of the Zancudos (stilt walkers). Here is a brief introduction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2X8N37-Fm8.  The village is also known for its plumed dancers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXoZRE572Rk

Plumas

While travelling today we hope to stop for lunch in Zaachila at a very famous restaurant!

Tomorrow we head out to Monte Alban, an ancient Zapotec capital and archaeological site with a spectacular mountain top location overlooking the valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Monte-Alban-Mexico-1-1600x1200

See you soon…Vaya con dios amigos!

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